IN PHOTOS: Orthodox Pilgrims Retrace Footsteps of Jesus in Jerusalem

Orthodox Christians walk the Via Dolorosa to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus on Good Friday.

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Orthodox Christians carry crosses at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre during the Good Friday procession in Jerusalem's Old City, April 29, 2016.
Orthodox Christians carry crosses at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre during the Good Friday procession in Jerusalem's Old City, April 29, 2016.Credit: Oded Balilty, AP

Greek Orthodox and Eastern Orthodox pilgrims are commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ by following the path in Jerusalem's Old City where, according to tradition, he walked on the way to the cross.

Orthodox Christian nuns hold crosses as they wait to walk along the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem's Old City, April 29, 2016.Credit: Oded Balilty, AP

The Good Friday procession passes along the Way of the Cross, or Via Dolorosa, the route believed to have been walked by Jesus to his crucifixion.

Orthodox Christians hold crosses as they wait to walk along the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem, April 29, 2016.Credit: Oded Balilty, AP

Pilgrims from around the world chanted prayers and carried crosses as they walked the 14 stations along the route, each marking an event that befell Jesus on his final journey.

An Orthodox Christian nun holds a cross as she wait to walk along the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem, April 29, 2016.Credit: Oded Balilty, AP

The final stations are inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre where many Christians believe Jesus was crucified and laid to rest before his resurrection on Easter Sunday.

Orthodox Christians light candles at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City, April 29, 2016.Credit: Oded Balilty, AP

Catholics and Protestants marked Good Friday and Easter Sunday in March.

Orthodox Christians hold crosses as they wait to walk along the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem, April 29, 2016.Credit: Oded Balilty, AP
Orthodox Christian carry crosses along the Via Dolorosa towards the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City, April 29, 2016.Credit: Oded Balilty, AP

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